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Poetry Evening

I held a poetry evening on Thursday 6th May at 6pm (GMT) online, where I read a collection of mental health poetry and prose from my book, “The Many Faces of Mental Illness,” which were written in my Realigning Thoughts Workshops. I advertised for this on my Instagram page and Eventbrite.co.uk, the evening was free but attendeesContinue reading “Poetry Evening”

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FINAL OUTCOMES

OBJECT 1: WORKSHOP VIDEOS How does it look?A collection of recorded videos on YouTube. Each video is a separate exercise from the Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series, and are between 3 – 7 minutes long. Throughout the videos there is a written explanation of each part of the method, making it easy for people to pauseContinue reading “FINAL OUTCOMES”

Flipping Through Emotions

The mental health flip book or ‘Flipping Through Emotions’ book, is a development of the Realigning Thoughts Workshops. The flip book is another way to look at realigning negative and intrusive thoughts into more positive ones. When creating this object I took influence from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as during this form of therapy youContinue reading “Flipping Through Emotions”

Taking The Symptoms Sign Out

I decided to take the canvas out in Waterloo as this is a popular spot for buskers and performers, meaning there would be enough people around for interactions to happen. I walked around Waterloo Station, Southbank and across Waterloo Bridge, handing out the cards with the exercise and question on to passers by. I wasContinue reading “Taking The Symptoms Sign Out”

Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign

I decided to realign the general signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. The point is that these sentences sounded negative before I rearranged them. They were factual, but the dark realities of mental illness. This rearranging shows how words can quickly be changed from one meaning to another, showing that our negative thoughts are notContinue reading “Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign”

Workshop Videos

Back in February I created a Realigning Thoughts Workshop series, which I held weekly on Fridays at 11am & 2pm. I have therefore decided to gather all the exercises & methods formed for these workshops & make them into short 5-minute videos. I decided this was the best way to collect all the work createdContinue reading “Workshop Videos”

Going Back to the Start.

To move forwards with my project I felt it was necessary to go back to the start and rediscover where my interests lie. I relearnt that I took influence from the work ‘Yoga’ which derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ meaning “to join” or “to unite.” This led to me wanting to create something thatContinue reading “Going Back to the Start.”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 04

Realigning Thoughts and Poetry.Friday 26th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). The final workshop of the series consisted of a selection of exercises from the previous 3 workshops. The exercises included:Rearranging negative sentences into positive ones.Using colour to identify emotions and personifying them.Group work of sharing positive words / phrases.Creation of poetryContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 04”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03

Realigning Thoughts and Today.Friday 19th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). Week 3 of the Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series reflected on the present moment, today. The workshops were slighting shorter this week as I decreased the number of activities so participants could concentrate on specific feelings and thoughts more specifically. The firstContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03”